Arsenal picked up a 5-2 over Leicester City on Saturday, with Chilean star Alexis Sanchez scoring a hat trick. Manager Arsene Wenger was delighted with the win.
The Gunners picked up three much needed points to stay in the title race against a Leicester who has been in strong form to start the season. The loss was Leicester’s first of the season, as the Foxes sits in 7th place with 12 points in seven games.
Sanchez’s hat trick made him the first player to have scored hat tricks in the Serie A, La Liga and Premier League, and Wenger was very pleased with what he saw from Sanchez against Leicester.
“He is back to his level,” Wenger told arsenal.com after the game. “He won a big competition with Chile – the Copa America. I think as well mentally to adjust to the game on a mental level takes some time. I could see in training a different player in the last week or two and he has shown that today. I believe going forward he always looked dangerous.”
Wenger was asked if he consider Sanchez to be a world-class player.
“I think so,” Wenger said. “I think I have plenty of players that are world class. You have to understand the definition of that but overall he is a striker who is mobile and works hard for the team. When the team plays well he can score goals.”
With the win, Arsenal now sits in 4th place with 13 points, three points behind leaders Manchester United.